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UN food scheme suspended, 1.7 million Syrian refugees face the brunt

  • The UN’s World Food Program (WFP) has suspended its food voucher scheme after a cash crunch, putting at risk over 1.7 million Syrian refugees across the Middle East, media reports say.

    The WFP has used the voucher scheme, which helps refugees purchase food in local area shops, to pump in around $800 million into the host nations’ economies since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.

    Besides, the UN food agency has provided food to millions of people inside Syria.

     

    Tagged as: UN, World Food Programme, WFP, Syrian refugees, Middle East, food voucher, world news